SANTA CLARA -- Running back Raheem Mostert remained under the radar for most of the season even as he led the 49ers in rushing yards during the regular season.
But Mostert is unknown no longer.
Mostert rushed for a 49ers record 220 yards and four touchdowns in the team’s 37-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game at Levi's Stadium.
Mostert’s NFL resume has consisted of being cut by Philadelphia, Miami, Baltimore, Cleveland, the New York Jets and Chicago before finally signing with the 49ers in 2016 ... and sticking.
So how has Mostert’s life changed since his performance Sunday helped lift the 49ers to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 2 in Miami?
“Just more interviews, that’s about it,” Mostert said on Thursday. “More interviews and I don’t have that much free time to play video games like I did before. But, hey, that’s what comes with it.”
Mostert’s game of choice is Call of Duty, which he plays with George Kittle and some others in the 49ers locker room. But with so many other responsibilities as the 49ers prepare to leave Sunday for Miami, Mostert said he has not had much free time since Sunday.
And that is just fine with him because of what it means he can share about his life to inspire others.
“I used to be shy about my upbringing and how I was raised and all the stuff I went through, but now I have a platform to where I can spread the word and give a message to everyone, and it’s all positive,” Mostert said.
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